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Death of Email

Pushkar Sane Saturday, 1st November, 2008 Tags: , , , , , , , , , Technology No comments

Google added sms feature to GMAIL and pulled back because of bugs. Looks like they will bring it back in a couple of weeks after fixing the bugs. I think sms through gmail will be very interesting – specifically if it works well on gmail mobile version – imagine a world where SMS will be free (and too without going through any complicated process).

Gmail already incorporates email, IM, documents, calendar and now sms. Should we still call it an email platform? I think Gmail has turned into Universal Messaging Platform and going forward new ways of messaging & communication will be integrated. So I guess the time has come where we can formally announce the death of email as we knew it…..

Technological Obsolescence

Pushkar Sane Tuesday, 28th October, 2008 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Life, Technology 2 comments

Its been a while since I posted something. Last 10 days were hectic and didn’t find time to put down my thoughts. Yesterday I flew from Hong Kong to Los Angeles – long flight and the new movie options were not exciting at all. So I decided to watch Mission Impossible. What caught my attention was Tom Cruise using Usenet & primitive version of email. It looked so dated that I almost wondered whether I ever used those tools.

Technological Obsolescence is taking place at the speed of light. Last 10 years have seen Mobile Handsets changing a lot – emails getting associated with gmail – people using phrases like ‘just skype me’ for messaging or calls. It will be interesting to see how quickly iPhone, Facebook, Joost, Skype, Gmail become obsolete – any guesses?